Reds vs Athletics Prediction - MLB Picks 4/30/23

Oakland Athletics (5-22) vs Cincinnati Reds (11-15)

Game Info: Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 4:07 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

Ken Waldichuk (0-2) (7.82) vs Nick Lodolo (2-1) (6.31)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +120 / Cincinnati Reds -156 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Cincinnati Reds and Oakland Athletics face off on Sunday in an MLB showdown at the Oakland Coliseum. The Reds have won the last two games against the A’s. 

Reds Betting Preview

The Reds sit with a 12-15 record overall but they have won five games in a row. On Friday the Reds scored 11 runs and that was enough for the victory. The Reds are averaging 4.48 runs while their defense is giving up 4.91 runs per game. The offense is ranked 17th in the league while the pitching is ranked 23rd. On the mound for the Reds will be NIck Lodolo who sits with a 2-1 record and an ERA of 6.31. In his last start against the Rangers he went four innings giving up nine hits and six runs.

Athletics Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the A’s who sit with a 5-23 record overall and the offense has been a major issue all season. The pitching was a little better on Saturday but the bullpen let them down late. The A’s are averaging 3.38 runs while their defense is giving up 8.07 runs per game. The pitching is ranked 30th, and they need to get better pitching in this game. On the mound for the A’s is Ken Waldichuck who sits with an 0-2 record and an ERA of 7.82. In his last start he went 5.1 innings giving up six hits and five runs. 

Reds vs Athletics Trends

Reds are 6-0 in their last 6 vs. American League West. Reds are 6-0 in their last 6 interleague games vs. a left-handed starter. Reds are 5-0 in their last 5 interleague games. Athletics are 0-6 in their last 6 vs. National League Central. Athletics are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series. Athletics are 0-4 in their last 4 Sunday games.

Shane’s Free Pick

The A’s pitching has been a major issue, and it’s going to be no different in this game. Waldichuck sits with an ERA of 7.82 and it’s going to be no different in this game. The Reds offense is going to score 10 or 11 runs here, and the A’s just doesn’t have the talent to keep this game close. Back the Reds -1.5. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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